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03
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Kee baseball team sweeps Postville in Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader, falls by just a 4-3 margin in late innings at Class 2A fifth-rated New Hampton

The Kee baseball team traveled near the end of each spectrum of success this past week and also ended up on each end of the win-loss spectrum in doing so. The Hawks first swept an Upper Iowa Conference pair at winless Postville Monday, June 24 by equal scores of 12-1 in five and seven innings before battling Class 2A fifth-rated New Hampton to just a 4-3 defeat Wednesday, June 26.

The Hawks were also supposed to play a non-conference doubleheader at home against Crestwood Thursday, June 27. That home twinbill was called off due to rainy weather and is not scheduled to be made up.

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03
Jul

Waukon softball team falls at Class 3A 12th-rated New Hampton

In what turned out to be its only competition of the week, the Waukon softball team traveled to New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 for its final road doubleheader of the 2019 season against a Class 3A 12th-rated Chickasaw team sitting in second place in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) standings and hosting its final NEIC contest of the summer. The Tribe diamond dwellers battled the single-digit loss Chickasaws closely in game one before having that game yanked away, 4-3, with a walk-off solo homerun, but was then limited to just four hits in falling by a 9-2 result in game two.

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03
Jul

Waukon baseball team ends nine-game streak outside the win column with 18-3 win over Starmont, falls just short of win in final NEIC battle

The Waukon baseball team was able to pick up a convincing win this past week in the middle of a final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) stretch against teams on each end of the NEIC spectrum. The Indians opened the week suffering a home doubleheader sweep at the hands of Class 2A fifth-rated New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 by scores of 17-4 and 12-0 in five innings before rolling to an 18-3 win at home in just four innings over Starmont Wednesday, June 26. The baseball Tribe then came up just shy once again in a third consecutive one-run ballgame against Crestwood, falling by a 2-1 result for a second time at Cresco Friday, June 28.

A Thursday, June 27 non-conference road date at Postville was also scheduled for this past week. That ballgame was postponed by stormy weather and has been rescheduled for Friday, July 5.

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26
Jun

Waukon baseball team plays through winless week, falls to four NEIC foes before battling to a similar fate at its own Jeff Houg Tournament


Final home tournament ... The Waukon baseball senior pair of second baseman Michael Headington (photo above) and third baseman Patrick Waters (photo below) are pictured recording outs in the Indians’ annual Jeff Houg Tournament played Saturday, June 22. Headington and Waters joined fellow seniors Pryce Hesse and Levi McGeough in playing in the final home tournament of their high school baseball careers Saturday. Photos by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team battled through a week without a win, falling to four Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) opponents during weekday competition before suffering that same fate to a non-conference pair in the Tribe’s own weekend home invitational tournament. The Indians opened the week with a 10-0 loss at Waverly-Shell Rock in six innings Monday, June 17 before falling in a NEIC doubleheader at Oelwein Wednesday, June 19 by scores of 11-7 and 8-0. A home NEIC loss to Decorah Friday, 11-0 in five innings, gave way to another two-game sweep at home in the Tribe’s own annual Jeff Houg Tournament, the Waukon boys first falling to Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek by an 11-0 count in five innings before battling to a 15-6 loss to Kee in the tournament finale.

Wed
26
Jun

Waukon softball team improves outcomes as week progresses, even split of busy week of eight games includes runner-up finish at Decorah Tournament

The Waukon softball team had a full week of eight games get better as the week progressed, the Lady Indians ultimately splitting those eight contests to pick up another pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) wins before playing to a runner-up finish at the Decorah Tournament over the weekend. The softball Tribe opened the week with a 13-0 loss in just three innings to Class 4A third-rated Charles City Monday, June 17 before being swept at Decorah Wednesday, June 19 by scores of 3-2 and 14-10. The Indians began their turn for the better with a NEIC doubleheader sweep of Oelwein at home, 4-3 and 11-4, Thursday, June 20 before winning two of three games at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 22 to finish as the tournament runner-up, defeating Turkey Valley, 10-0, and Kee, 7-6, before falling to that same Decorah team for a third time in the past week, 8-5, in the tournament championship game.

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26
Jun

Softball Hawks have UIC win streak halted at 70 games by same team that last beat them four years ago, finish third at Decorah Tournament


Looking to connect ... Kee softball senior third baseman/pitcher Makayla Walleser keeps her eyes on an incoming pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader loss to North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 19. Walleser went two-for-four in the second game of that twinbill loss, belting a double and a single to score a team-high two runs. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team played to a 6-3 record in a full week of games this past week, first playing six games in three nights before playing three games in a single-day Saturday tournament. Most notable within that busy week was the extension of the Lady Hawks’ win streak spanning four seasons of Upper Iowa Conference games to 70 consecutive games before that streak was finally snapped by the last team to beat them in UIC play midway through the 2015 season.

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26
Jun

Kee baseball team’s five wins in six games include sweeps of North Fayette Valley and Clarke before split of pair in weekend tournament

The Kee baseball team won five of six games this past week, sweeping a pair of weekday doubleheaders before splitting a weekend tournament pair. The Hawks opened their week with two wins at home over North Fayette Valley, 5-2 and 5-0, Monday, June 17 before doing the same in a non-conference twinbill against Clarke of Osceola played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo Wednesday, June 19. Kee then split two games at the Jeff Houg Tournament hosted by Waukon Saturday, June 22, first falling to South Winneshiek by a third straight one-run decision, 8-7, before defeating the hosts, 15-6.

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19
Jun

Waukon baseball team wins three of five games this past week, splits narrow home pair with Crestwood to grab first NEIC win of the season


Two-for-three with lone run scored ... Waukon baseball junior center fielder Brock Hatlan puts a ball in play in the Indians’ home doubleheader split with Crestwood Wednesday, June 12. Hatlan belted a double and single in three at-bats in the first game of that twinbill, scoring the Indians’ lone run in the contest. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team played to a winning record for the week for the first time this season, winning three of five games played on four consecutive nights. The Indians opened the week with a 13-1 dismantling of Clayton Ridge on the road in five innings Tuesday, June 11 before splitting a Northeast Iowa Conference home doubleheader with Crestwood Wednesday, June 12, suffering just a 2-1 loss before pulling out a 10-9 triumph in the nightcap. The baseball Tribe then recorded a 13-4 win over Osage at home Thursday, June 13 before finishing up the week with a 17-4 loss in five innings at home to Charles City.

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19
Jun

Waukon baseball team to host own Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday

The Waukon baseball team will host its annual Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday, June 22, originally planning to host three other teams in a four-game bracketed tournament but having the team from Tripoli pull out of the tournament this past week. So, the tournament is currently slated to be played in round-robin format as of the Tuesday morning print deadline for this issue.

The tournament is scheduled to begin with a 10 a.m. match-up between the Indians and South Winneshiek, with Kee and South Winneshiek then slated to play at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will then wrap up with Kee and Waukon scheduled to play a 3 p.m. ballgame.
 

Wed
19
Jun

Waukon softball team opens three-game week with pair of road losses, wraps up week with 10-2 non-conference win over Osage


Firing to first ... Waukon softball junior second baseman Maddie Ellingson rears back for a throw to first base in the Indians’ 10-2 home win over Osage Thursday, June 13. Ellingson drew a walk and scored one run in the win. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team played a comparatively light schedule this past week in comparison to recent competition, ending up with a single win in three games. The Indians opened the week with a 6-0 loss at Crestwood Monday, June 10 before suffering a 10-8 road loss at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 11. The softball Tribe wrapped up the week returning home to post a 10-2 non-conference victory over Osage Thursday, June 13.

Now holding a 9-10 overall record that includes a 2-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians were next scheduled to host Charles City Monday, June 17 before playing a NEIC doubleheader at Decorah Wednesday, June 19, hosting Oelwein for the same Thursday, June 20 and returning to Decorah Saturday, June 22 for the Decorah Tournament. The softball Tribe will then play another NEIC double-dip at New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 before hosting Crestwood for the same Thursday, June 27.

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